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Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk


The Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk will be Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 am. The three-mile walk will begin at Trinity Church, next to Whitinsville Town Common, and end at the Community Hall of the First Evangelical Church, next to Uxbridge Town Common.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am at Trinity Church. Walkers are to bring all donations they have collected for the Crop Hunger Walk with them when they register. Lunch will be served at the Community Hall at the end of the Walk.

Walkers from the Blackstone Valley will join 2.3 million people in 2,000 towns nationwide to support self-help programs in 80 countries organized by Church World Service. In addition, the Crop Hunger Walk provides 4 million dollars a year to 3,200 food pantries in the U.S., including food pantries in Douglas, Northbridge and Uxbridge.

The Northbridge Association of Churches has been the local sponsor for the Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk for 40 years. During that time, local walkers have raised $263,607 for the fight against hunger.

For information, contact Carolyn Mitchell, coordinator, at 508-234-3544, or Mike Tatarek,treasurer, at 508-234-5768.